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Problem-Based Workshop on Family-Centered Approaches to Early Detection and Intervention

Pre-workshop reading list [download]
EHDI workshop lesson plan [download]
Readiness Assurance Test (RAT) [download]
Case study (Maxwell's story) [download]

Briefly describe the activity and its purpose.

At the 2013 EHDI Annual Meeting (Glendale, Ariz.), LEND audiology trainees from multiple programs participated in a problem-based workshop that focused on a family-centered approach to early detection and intervention.

Trainees prepared for the workshop by reading scholarly publications on team-based learning, the genetics of deafness, and ethical issues in genetics related to hearing loss in advance of the meeting.  It was also recommended that trainees review several online resources with EHDI-relevant content.

At the workshop, participants completed - both individually and as part of a small team - a Readiness Assurance Test (RAT) with five multiple-choice questions that were based on materials that should have been reviewed in advance.  After a mini-lecture from LEND audiology faculty on the information covered in the RAT, teams worked through the case study in three parts: patient history and medical evaluation, family issues, and early intervention decisions.  Each part of the narrative had four to five questions for participants to consider and discuss.  Teams reported out to the large group at the end of the workshop.

What are the expected learning outcomes for trainees?

  1. Participate in a team-based learning format around important topics in pediatric audiology
  2. Apply key concepts in pediatric audiology using a family-centered approach
  3. Establish connections between and among LEND audiology students and faculty
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